Radiation Thermometry: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petrochemical Industry

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Society of Photo Optical, Jan 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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This tutorial text provides an introduction to the subject of radiation thermometry, focusing on sources of measurement error and giving advice on methods for minimizing or eliminating these errors. Topics covered include: blackbody radiation, emissivity, reflection errors, and atmospheric absorption and emission; commonly used radiation thermometer types; uncertainty calculation; and procedures for in-house calibration of radiation thermometers. Included is a chapter containing detailed measurement examples for a variety of furnace types and operating conditions found in the methanol, ammonia, and refining industries.

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Peter Saunders, formerly known as Peter Heiz, was born in Germany in December 1940. His experiences as a child brought up in post-war Germany encouraged him to write this book. Peter first came to England when he was ten years old. He passed his eleven plus examination before returning to Germany as a result of his stepfather (George Saunders) being posted to the REME unit near Herford. He then attended a military boarding school in Wilhelmshaven.The family returned to England when Peter was fifteen years old. He continued his education at Huish s Grammar School in Taunton. He studied pharmacy at Plymouth and was employed by a major pharmaceutical company for thirty-two years before setting up a nursing home company. He was an elected district councillor for twelve years and a local parish councillor for eighteen years.

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